VHS shot down by Lincoln Patriots by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Tanager freshmen defeated the Wagner Red Raiders 18-14 in girls basketball Sept. 7 at home in a matchup that was close throughout.
Kayla Mollet scored 8 points.
�She played strong and wanted to score,� said VHS freshmen Coach Chris Fehring.
The game was knotted 6-6 after the opening period, the Tanagers led 10-8 after the second period, and then led 12-10 going into the fourth quarter.
�We came out strong leading 6-0 in the first, but Wagner didn�t quit,� said Coach Fehring. �I give a lot of credit to our team for not folding under pressure.�
The VHS freshmen team improved its season mark to 1-2, while the Wagner freshmen fell to 1-1.
VHS freshmen connected on 0 of 2 free throw attempts while the Red Raiders connected on 2 of 10 from the line.
Several individual efforts helped in the win.
�We played well as a ?whole team,� � Coach Fehring said. �Everyone worked together and Individual Stats, VHS freshmen: Scoring � Kayla Mollet, 8, Brittney Gilkyson, 2, Ashley Hofer, 2, Nicki Nelson, 2, Kat Redlin, 4.
Individual Stats, Wagner freshmen: Scoring � Leslie Crow, 4, Janell Kuhlman, 3, Allison Janger, 2, Bridget Fousek, 2, Mayta Kuhlman, 1.
Team fouls: VHS freshmen � 10, Wagner freshmen � 5.